A 14-year-old boy is dead after apparently jumping from a moving Springfield school bus Friday afternoon.
Family members believe Idris Alford was trying to imitate a stunt that he had heard other students had done in previous years on the last day of school. He opened the rear emergency exit and jumped from the bus as it traveled down North Sixth Street.
The Grant Middle School 8th grader suffered a serious head injury and was taken off life support Monday after being declared brain-dead. Friends and relatives held a vigil for him Monday night at the scene of the accident. The incident remains under investigation…and the family says it has retained a lawyer.